I offer individual consultation to mental health practitioners on all aspects of building and maintaining a private practice and on individual clients and therapy groups.
Fee: $200 per 45-minute session.
Training Groups for Therapists and Therapists-in-training
I run two weekly Modern Analytic training groups with Pierre Choucroun, Ph.D., LPC-S, CGP:
Tuesday, 12:30-2 pm (Zoom)
Wednesday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (Zoom, with occasional in-person or hybrid meetings)
What is a Training Group?
This group focuses on thriving in private practice and other professional settings and is open to all levels of experience. Topics of focus include consultation; building and maintaining a practice you love; expanding your emotional capacity; and enhancing your ability to work effectively with transference, aggression, desire, defenses, resistance, money, and your own feelings. You will develop a deeper understanding of yourself and how your history impacts your relationship with your work. We also discuss issues that have arisen since the pandemic, including how to work boldly and effectively via telehealth, navigating clients’ resistance, marketing your practice remotely, and maintaining your health and stamina.
The training group provides an opportunity to work hard with other dedicated clinicians and to develop a robust referral network. I have experienced the impact of being part of a close professional community. It provides fuel and inspiration for the work, and I am excited to offer this opportunity to other clinicians.
How to Learn More
Contact Alyson (512-762-0537) or Pierre (512-947-1935) for more information or to schedule a meeting. The fee for the group will be $90/week.
Who We Are
We are friends and colleagues who have spent years together co-leading psychotherapy and training groups while working on our relationship. We are proud to be long-time members of a weekly training group, to participate in weekly psychotherapy groups, and to study at the Center for Group Studies in New York.
Pierre Choucroun, Ph.D., LPC-S, CGP, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and has been in practice for eighteen years. He is the immediate past president of the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and is active in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Pierre began his career doing individual, family, and group therapy with criminal offenders, bereaved families, and patients facing end-of-life issues. He holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and has additional specializations in working with patient defenses and high-conflict families. Pierre currently focuses on long-term psychoanalytic work with groups and individuals. He currently leads and co-leads ongoing therapy groups in his private practice.
Alyson Stone, Ph.D., CGP is a psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist with over twenty years of clinical experience. She has extensive experience presenting nationally on religious trauma, aggression, and emotional resilience, and her work on religious trauma has been published in Group and featured on the BBC. She specializes in helping people deepen their emotional capacity and enjoys helping people with aggression and desire. She leads multiple process groups, both with Pierre and individually. She has served on the faculty of the American Group Psychotherapy Association for over ten years and has led institutes, workshops, and breakout sessions for the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society. She is currently the president of the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society.